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Cherish

Specializes in Junior Year of BSN.

My mom also has plantar fascitis and she LOVES her birkinstocks and croc's! Maybe try the croc's... they are usually about $30 a pair. My mom is unable to wear anything else but these two brands. Good Luck!

Thanks, yea I was leaning toward Crocs or Birkenstocks. I'm thinking about buying them both.

Mudwoman

Specializes in Certified Diabetes Educator. Has 20 years experience.

I have finally settled on ECCO shoes and really top quality merino wool hiking socks. If you know your ECCO size, then check out ebay for some great bargains. Dillards carries ECCO shoes and they are pricy, but I can work all day without my feet hurting me in these shoes and I have bad feet from surgery and years of ballet. ECCO also holds up well. I have a pair that I have been wearing for 3 years and they are still in good shape.

Mudwoman

Specializes in Certified Diabetes Educator. Has 20 years experience.

I swear by Saucony shoes. I have noticed lately that the insoles arn't quite as cushy and comfortable as yrs. past. To solve this I buy the full-foot squishy insoles and use them in my shoes. I try to buy new insoles every few months. My feet are always happy!

I can get the full-foot "squishy" insoles from K-Mart for about $7, from Wal-Mart for about $11, and my favorite...the Dollar Store for about $5.

I also like Saucony shoes. I like the ECCO shoes better, but I have a pair of Saucony that I still wear sometimes. Great shoes also.

I have heard about these Z-coil shoes. Kindo hard to find and very expensive. I mean like $170. But they supposedly have a lifetime warranty. They have a spring in the heal that aligns your back. I know three people who swear that they have been a cure for their back pain.

CMCRN

Specializes in L&D,Lactation. Has 28 years experience.

Several people at my work wear those z coil shoes for their plantar fascitis

KLeigh

Specializes in Oncology, Apheresis, Clinical Research. Has 8 years experience.

I just tried out my crocs professionals this weekend--two very busy 12.5 hour shifts in a row, and absolutely no foot pain!! That's a first for me, so I'd say the Crocs are the winners!

Cherish

Specializes in Junior Year of BSN.

Does anyone know of any sites where you can get affordable crocs or birkenstocks? I have checked out allheart.com. Just was wondering if there were other sites out there.

WOLFE, BSN, RN

Specializes in Open Heart/ Trauma/ Sx Stepdown/ Tele.

I love Nike Air..the ones designed for walking...not running shoes

Does anyone know of any sites where you can get affordable crocs or birkenstocks? I have checked out allheart.com. Just was wondering if there were other sites out there.

I'm going to try to paste the website. Hopefully it will work. I'm pasting the entire site that will take you directly to the crocs. This is the cheapest website for the "croc" brand that I have found. Hope this helps.

http://www.nofeargear.com/nofear/dept.asp?s%5Fid=0&dept%5Fid=6072&WT%2Esvl=deptnav1&mscssid=1E8ALN98VGLP8HRUSQ844MEXQGJXFWVF

If this doesn't work, just go to www.nofeargear.com and search for the crocs. I love these shoes. They have worked great for me.

Good shoes are an investment that we need to make in this line of work. I love Merrells. I find they outlast Nikes, Reebok and Saucony by years and they survive the washing machine quite well considering they're leather (I tend to drop a lot of non-appetizing things on my toes in the course of a day. My current pair is perforated suede in acid green (I actually get a ton of complements at work)

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On and the toes are rigid enought that the the other day my toes survived being run over by a vengeful electric w/c driver.

There are lots of other threads on this topic too, if you want to research those!

My dream is to get Zcoils! But my feet fit shoes so funny (they are extra wide and range between a 9-10) that I would have to be sized in person, so could not order them over the internet. Oh well, maybe I will just have to take a trip down to Florida.

There is a SAS store in the area. If it comes down to it I will get those or Nike absobent shoes.

Now I use a regular pair of Nikes, and they are working ok...for the moment.

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